Cutting across the party lines, members of the parliament came across to wish the speaker Sumitra Mahajan on her birthday. The scene which is not so common in the parliament
At the beginning of the Parliament session this morning, the Speaker was greeted with applause as she walked in. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar addressed the Speaker on behalf of the MPs. Here’s what he said: Aap swasth rahein, deerghaayu rahein, aur yashasvi rahein. Yehi prarthana karte hain. Yehi kaamna karte hain. Aur, aapke netratva mein, is sadan ka kaarykaal dhang se chale”
To this, the Speaker jokingly responded: “Daante rahein? Yeh to nahi kaha naa?
Watch the rare sight here:
Apart from this, the parliamentarians who wished Sumitra Mahajan are:
Birthday wishes to our illustrious Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan ji. May she continue to serve the nation for many more years to come.
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) April 12, 2017
Birthday wishes to @LoksabhaSpeaker #SumitraMahajan ji. May God bless you w/ a long life. We are fortunate to hv a wonderful house speaker!
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) April 12, 2017
Heartiest birthday greetings to LokSabha Speaker Hon Sumitra Mahajan tai.
Wish you a good health and long life !
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) April 12, 2017
Happiest birthday wishes to @LoksabhaSpeaker Sumitra Mahajan ji Wishing her all success, good health and happiness always !!!
— PankajaGopinathMunde (@Pankajamunde) April 12, 2017
Warm birthday greetings to the LS Speaker Smt. #SumitraMahajan ji. May she be blessed with good health, long life & a successful year ahead.
— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) April 12, 2017